To the southeast of a dense cluster of agricultural fires (red dots), a pall of smoke hangs over northwestern India. The modis.gsfc.nasa.gov Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the aqua.nasa.gov Aqua satellite captured this image on October 23, 2003.
The high-resolution image provided above is 500 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at MODIS' maximum spatial resolution of rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/?2003296-1023/India.A2003296.0805.500m.jpg 250 meters.
Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC